3.55 from 11 votes

Sesame Cauliflower Bites

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Layla


  • For the Cauliflower:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 head cauliflower cut into bite-size florets
  • 1 cup oil for frying omit if baking
  • sesame seeds for garnish
  • For the sauce:
  • 1 teaspoon sesame or vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons honey or sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water


  • In a large shallow bowl combine the flour, cornstarch and salt. In another bowl, whisk the eggs. Dip cauliflower florets in the egg mixture then into the flour mixture.

  • To bake cauliflower: Preheat the oven to 420 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.Transfer breaded cauliflower to baking sheet. Spray with coking spray or drizzle with oil. Bake for 30 minutes, turning halfway.

  • To fry cauliflower: Heat 1 cup oil in a medium pan on medium high heat. Place cauliflower in oil once it's heated and cook for 3-5 minutes or until golden.

  • To make sauce: while the cauliflower is cooking, prepare the sauce. Pour oil to a medium frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for 1 minute or until garlic begins to brown. Add all the remaining ingredients and bring it to a boil. Whisk until smooth and thick.

  • Once the cauliflower has browned, remove it from the oven or oil and place it in a large bowl. Pour sauce over cauliflower and toss until fully coated. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve immediately. with rice, noodles, veggies or alone..